We’ve had few opportunities to add more info to the website this summer as we are spending most of our time working outdoors away from the ol’ computer keyboard. When we do get a chance to check up on the web, it’s usually to do research or source out more amazing and unique native and drought tolerant plant material for our local clients. At Bay Gardens we’ve been busy helping out with many landscaping projects in the East Bay including jobs in Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Kensington, Piedmont and elsewhere as time permits. Installing Drip Lines, building Garden Boxes, and planting a variety of edible landscaping jobs have been the main thrust of our activities.
One of the more rewarding talks I gave this year was an Earth Day presentation to residents of a senior living complex near Grand Lake in Oakland, where i was able to answer questions, share insights as well as some helpful gardening tips & techniques. Through that opportunity I was able to meet some wonderful elder gardeners, who’ve I’ve since been able to return and assist with their patio garden projects. Another new client of mine is an older poet, and his wife, a wonderful artist, who I hope to inspire in some way by bringing new life to their lovely Oakland Hills garden, one already dotted with native California wildflowers with the backdrop a wild canyon.
Collaborating with other garden designers, visiting nurseries, as well as bidding on new projects and planning additional features for the many gardens and maintenance projects we do has also kept us occupied. Next on the immediate Bay Gardens agenda is getting trained and certified in Gray Water installation so we can help our clients with conserving and re-appropriate their wash water on their properties for garden usage.
I am excited to work with plants, and would love to hear from you about your outdoor space, your plans and how perhaps I can help in some way to get you closer to your gardening goals in the near future. Feel free to leave me a message through the website here or call the number posted. In my next post here. I plan to go over some of the activities I recommend be undertaken for the busy late summer and early fall planting season.